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Mortgage rates have eclipsed 3.5%

Housing Wire

The average 30-year-fixed rate mortgage climbed to 3.56% during the week ending Jan. 20, rising from 3.45% the week prior, according to the latest Freddie Mac PMMS Mortgage Survey. A year ago, the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 2.77%.

Why Pre-Approval Is Key for Homebuyers in 2022

Keeping Current Matters

You may have heard that it’s important to get pre-approved for a mortgage at the beginning of the homebuying process, but what does that really mean, and why is it so important? First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Move-Up Buyers

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Sellers: Don’t Wait Until Spring To Make Your Move

Keeping Current Matters

As you plan out your goals for the year, moving up to your dream home may top the list. For Sellers Interest Rates Pricing Selling Myths Content Hub

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Existing Home Sales Strongest Since 2006 Despite Supply Limits

Eyes on Housing

Fueled by low mortgage interest rates and strong demand, annual existing home sales reached 15-year high in 2021, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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The Only Business Plan You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Overthinking your business plan? The old and tired process of building a 12-month business plan simply doesn’t make sense for the modern real estate business. Learn how to build one that will help you keep on track, stay nimble, and close more deals in 2022.

How to Break Up With a Difficult Client

RIS Media

As a real estate agent, you spend a great deal of time soliciting to build your roster. The goal is generally to garner clients that will give you repeat business —and good word of mouth. As such, the thought of ending a client relationship may seem unfathomable.

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Milo launches a crypto mortgage product

Housing Wire

Milo , a Miami-based digital lender, will soon offer a crypto mortgage to clients with digital assets. And the company claims that there is already a waitlist for the product. According to Milo’s press release , clients who use the company’s services can pledge their Bitcoin to purchase a property.

With Mortgage Rates Climbing, Now’s the Time To Act

Keeping Current Matters

Last week, the average 30-year fixed mortgage rate from Freddie Mac jumped from 3.22% to 3.45%. Buying Myths First Time Home Buyers For Buyers Housing Market Updates Interest Rates Move-Up Buyers Content Hub

2021 U.S. Population Growth Lowest on Record

Eyes on Housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the of the United States increased by 393,000 to an estimated 332 million from the previous year. In 2021, the estimated population growth rate of 0.12 percent was the lowest since the Bureau began collecting this data beginning in 1900.

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Boxes For Moving: Where to Find Them Free and Paid (Video)

Maximum Exposure Real Estate

Where to Get Moving Boxes Do you want to know where to find moving boxes? We are going to go over the best places to buy boxes to move as well as where you can get them cheap or even for free. Moving from one home to another brings many important but monotonous tasks that […].

What Agents Should Be Doing Every Day to Succeed With Leads

Top agents do this every day to succeed.do you? It’s all about the follow-up. Top agents shared their perfected processes, and we compiled it into a super easy visual to-do list for Real Estate lead follow up that wins. Get the list now!

How Fast Do Homes Sell in Boston?

Realty Biz

Boston’s real estate market is one of the fastest growing housing markets in the nation over the past decade. Median sales prices have consistently grown by near double-digit margins since 2015 thanks to a rapidly growing local population and a shortage of single-family homes.

Did existing home sales peak in 2021?

Housing Wire

The National Association of Realtors reported that existing home sales for December came in as a miss of estimates at 6.18 million. This number is in line with my sales range for 2021 of 5.84 million to 6.2 million, but a tad higher than my existing home sales range for 2022, which is between 5.74

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November Single-Family Permit Gains

Eyes on Housing

Over the first eleven months of 2021, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 1,029,208. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 15.9% increase over the November 2020 level of 888,217.

Should you build or buy a house in 2022?: Cost comparison

The Mortgage Report

Is it cheaper to build or buy a house? Endless variables can change the answer. But this article can help you weigh the costs and benefits of both options.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Startup Ubiquitous Energy aims to transform windows into solar panels

Realty Biz

Ubiquitous Energy is making headlines after raising a substantial amount of cash that it will use to transform skyscraper windows into electricity generators. The company has just closed on $30 million worth of funding from the consumer window and door manufacturer Andersen Corp.,

Purchase mortgage volume projected to clear $2.1T in ’22, ’23

Housing Wire

Despite the expected rise in interest rates, the single-family housing market will continue to be boom in 2022, according to a report published by Freddie Mac this week.

Buyers Want To Know: Why Is Housing Supply Still So Low?

Keeping Current Matters

One key question that’s top of mind for homebuyers this year is: why is it so hard to find a house to buy? Buying Myths For Buyers Housing Market Updates Content Hub

Builder Confidence Edges Lower on Inflation Concerns

Eyes on Housing

Growing inflation concerns and ongoing supply chain disruptions snapped a four-month rise in builder sentiment even as consumer demand remains robust.

How Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

4 Ways to negotiate lower mortgage rates

The Mortgage Report

Believe it or not, you can negotiate mortgage rates. But you have to know how to work the lending system. Learn how to negotiate your mortgage rate here. About Mortgages Gina Pogol Housing Mortgage mortgage rates Real Estate

Company offers two free homes to its workers to encourage them to stay

Realty Biz

Companies are feeling under threat by the so-called “Great Resignation”, which has led to numerous employees leaving their workforce. Some have responded by offering workers big bonuses and higher pay to refrain from leaving.

Buyers viewed just eight homes before making their purchase

Housing Wire

In 2021, homebuyers who successfully purchased a home viewed a median of only eight properties before completing their transaction, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors , published on Tuesday.

Achieving the Dream of Homeownership

Keeping Current Matters

Homeownership has long been considered the American Dream, and it’s one every American should feel confident and powerful pursuing. First Time Home Buyers For Buyers

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The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

Homeownership Postponed

Eyes on Housing

The share of adults planning a home purchase within 12 months has fallen for two consecutive quarters, going from 17% in the second quarter of 2021, to 16% and 15% in the third and fourth quarter of the year, respectively.

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Portland Paradise In Irvington

The Living Room

Portland Paradise In Irvington. 2138 NE Hancock Street, Portland, OR 97212. Offered at $1,265,000. 6 BEDROOM | 3 BATH | 4,446 SQ FT. MLS #21090594 | TAXES: $15,449. Grand Irvington Foursquare! Light-filled and spacious!

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How technology helps create personalized experiences and build meaningful connections

Realty Biz

More than ever, it’s important to make meaningful connections. While some think digital tools make business less personal, I argue they actually improve one’s ability to deliver personalized experiences in less time.

Feds seek to enlist real estate agents in anti-corruption push

Housing Wire

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network , or FinCEN, is floating a proposed anti-money laundering rule that could impose reporting mandates on a broad swath of professionals in the residential real estate market, including real estate agents, brokers, attorneys, title insurance companies and settlement agents.

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